Date: 11th April 2018 at 11:43am
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Over in Las Vegas, last weekend, whilst I was away on vacation in mainland Europe, James DeGale was given the opportunity to win back his IBF super-middleweight title.

DeGale was matched against Caleb Truax who, surprisingly, beat DeGale back in December.

This time around, DeGale made no mistake, regaining his world title via a unanimous points decision with the judges awarding the bout to the London boxer by the following scores:

? 114 ? 113
? 117 ? 110
? 114 ? 113

all in favour of DeGale.

However, despite dominating the fight on the judge?s core-cards, DeGale didn?t have it all his own way with the 32-year-old picking up a bad cut above his eye in the third round, with blood flowing into his eye for the remainder of the fight.

DeGale was also caught by a heavy punch in the fourth round but maintained his cool to see out what turned into a comfortable victory with his opponent finishing with cuts to both eyes.

Talking to the media, after the victory, DeGale had this to say,

‘I told you when I’m fit and injury free, people will find it hard to beat me.

‘I showed some heart this time. In the first fight I wasn’t fit, I was like a little kid.’


Whereas Truax, who threatened to repeat the shock win he inflicted over DeGale in December chipped in with,

‘I was pretty flat, I couldn’t get my shots off.

‘But I thought I won. It is what it is, I guess.’


Will we see a third fight between the duo or will DeGale be looking for bigger and better things?